Third grade students discussed what the word home means to them...a place to feel safe, to rest, where you feel comfortable. In the Victorian Era (the time during the reign of Queen Victoria 1837-1901)homes became a reflection of your status and wealth. American Victorians thought of their homes as a way to show off what they have accomplished (their wealth) and the stability of their family. The American dream became an individually owned home on a nice piece of land. Many people in this era thought of their home as a status symbol. Building a large, impressive house was a measure of success and your social status.
After studying the details on these impressive houses students set out to design their own. Each student created a pop up and drew the details of their home.